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Old 03-18-2005, 02:34 PM   #1
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Question Lamictal

hey does ne1 taken Lamictal for mood stabilizing purposes?? have u had any rahses??

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Old 03-19-2005, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: Lamictal

That's another the wife has not taken.
God Bless


Old 03-19-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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Re: Lamictal

I am on about day 16 and no rash yet. Good luck!

Old 03-20-2005, 12:12 AM   #4
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Re: Lamictal

They sure put the fear of gOd into me about that rash business. It made
me nervous as heck. I mean there are rashes and then there are rashes.
Was I suppose to sit around buck naked having arranged mirrors for a 360˚
view in constant vigilance? Was it the sort of rash that caused huge welts
and itched like crazy or was it subtle like the after burn of a hot flash?
Shiver. I was glad to be taken off the stuff. In any case it didn't help and
caused a good deal of disturbing side effects.

Old 03-20-2005, 01:00 AM   #5
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Re: Lamictal

Like what batmatic? Just interested. Thanks, Lori

Old 03-21-2005, 09:40 AM   #6
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Re: Lamictal

Okay, Everyone calm down....

I've been on Lamictal for 7 months. Everyone reacts differently to meds so each of us will eventually find the right cocktail that works the best for them. For me Lamictal works great.

Sad girl05 - Welcome to the boards, you have found a home with much love and knowledge. Visit often, read alot, we're all in the same boat (did you bring an oar?)

Batmatic - A big welcome to you too! I'm sorry the PDr. gave you such a scare about Lamictal. Yes, one of the reactions is a rash. Yes, if you show signs of a rash call your PDr. immediately. Developing a rash to Lamictal can be a problem but alot of people are perfectly fine on it. (Well as close to fine as we can get LOL) If you look back you will see a thread that started a few weeks ago about people on Lamictal. It has many posts. Read, Read, Read.

Mud - My heart goes out to you, you're my hero

Goofy - Hope Lamictal is helping, My results were almost immediate.

Again welcome to your home away from home,
Take care,

Old 03-21-2005, 11:21 AM   #7
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Re: Lamictal

Thanks Terry. After a very teary few days, my pdoc informs me today that my meds won't really be kicking in for a couple more weeks, when I increase up to 100 mgs. I hope it will work for me as well. Lori

Old 03-21-2005, 11:39 AM   #8
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Re: Lamictal

I too have been on Lamictal for about three months--no rash and it seems to work better for me than any other mood stabilizer I have tried. It's true that everyone's chemistry is unique so it takes some time to find the right mix (Trileptol was a nightmare for me. It made my blood sodium level drop dangerously low)
So, fight the good fight and don't give up. There's something for everyone.

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